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CASHIER (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON9 June 2018
Physically demanding, hard work, very busy, customers can be incredible rude. The company does give enough time to open and close the store. Company provides lots of training.
Pros
Inclusive
Cons
Physically demanding.
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laid back, freedom at work
staff (Current Employee) –  Whitby, ON30 May 2018
Dirty place to work, very physical.
Hurts the body.
get to learn many different roles
Laid back environment
Freedom to stand up for yourself
No stressful situations, feel safe
Pros
No stress with Managemnt
Cons
hard physical work, work most weekeds
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Good but Bad
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Belleville, ON24 May 2018
I spent many years at the beer store. The pay was decent, the staff and managers were great, but unfortunately, trying to get promoted here was impossible. When it came down to it, I gave up working here after three years of learning to do my job, the full timers' job and the managers job, with promises of promotion continuously being given, but no action being taken.
Pros
Good Pay and Good to Work for
Cons
Will use you for as long as they can without promoting you
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Productive and fun workplace
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Huntsville, ON23 May 2018
I enjoyed working at the beer store, it was a fun place to work with different tasks you could always be doing. The hours were good, the store opened and closed at a reasonable time. I had great co--workers who were always kind and fun to work with.
Pros
Good Job
Cons
Long Hours, Busy environment
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Great atmosphere and motivating to work for
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON19 May 2018
Job security and room to move up in the company. Great environment and social everyday. Great place to work for a people person. Management is good and union is fair.
Pros
Great hours, social, active
Cons
Physical requirements
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Interesting, challenging and fun days
Dedicated Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Ottawa East, ON19 May 2018
Typical day consists of traffic flow of 400-600 customers returning empties and purchasing more beer. Learned all duties involved with day-to-day retail operations. Management had great employee relations, the workplace was typically an enjoyable atmosphere and culture. Hardest part would be being overwhelmed with empties on a day when we would be understaffed. Most enjoyable was interactions with the customers.
Pros
Good pay, benefits
Cons
Not enough hours to staff store appropriately
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Concentration Camp and Slave Factory
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON16 May 2018
I showed up on time, worked for 8 hours, went home. They paid me minimum wage for backbreaking labour. The management had no idea what was going on below them. I can't say there was any "workplace culture" at all. The hardest part of the job was not losing it, and the most enjoyable part of the job was being paid (and quitting). The only redeemable thing about the job was that no matter how incompetent you were, you could get the job and keep it.
Pros
Valuable life lessons
Cons
Having to live through the experience
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Good work environment, friendly co workers
Cashier (Current Employee) –  Guelph, ON2 May 2018
The work environment is busy but it makes the day go by fast. The hardest part of the job is dealing with college students. The most enjoyable part of my the job is working with friendly people.
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Volunteer work offered insight into business
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Dundas, ON1 May 2018
Though time spent at The Beer Store was minimal, management appeared engaged, friendly, and present at the business in order to help employees when needed. Employees appeared to have good relationships, and were very friendly with every customer.
Pros
Friendly staff.
Cons
N/a
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excellent
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 May 2018
i felt working at the beer store was one of the best jobs ive ever had worked. you meet some great people and the whole idea of the beer store is just a great idea
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Good Company
Cashier (Current Employee) –  Whitby, ON28 April 2018
Enjoyed my time here. Fast paced environment, abilities to develop and grow within the company. Good people and customers. Flexible working hours that allow you to have 2 or more jobs.
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The Beer Store
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Oshawa, ON25 April 2018
A great place to work while in school as they have flexible scheduling. However, a terrible place in terms of advancement. As well, they are constantly understaffed due to poor management.
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physically and mentally draining
Supervisor/Key Holder (Current Employee) –  Greater Toronto Area, ON23 April 2018
A frequently understaffed store makes it tough to enjoy any part of the day. With more than enough physical work to do in the back of the store combined with a constant flow of customers leaves me exhausted by the end of the day.
Pros
decent benefits
Cons
late nights and weekend work is required by all staff regardless of seniority
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11years with The Beer Store. Great people and great experiences. Looking forward to many more years with this company
Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON12 April 2018
Great company to work for with awesome staff and managers. Positive atmosphere and constantly changing environment to keep you on your toes. Strong job security with opportunity for growth and movement within the company.
Pros
Great People. Beer. Benefits. Pension
Cons
Physically demanding work in the Retail locations
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Great company
Manager/District Auditor (Current Employee) –  London, ON12 April 2018
Great company to work for. Good benefits, safe working conditions. Good team work. Fast paced environment with lots of different task to keep job fresh.
Pros
safety
Cons
empties
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Good
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Almonte, ON1 April 2018
Depending on location and store things vary. Some managers are good some are not. It is union. Job overall is quite easy and repetitive but takes a while to move up.
Pros
shitfs
Cons
no advancement
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Office Clerk (Former Employee) –  London, ON30 March 2018
It has been way to long for me to give a review of this place , as far as Ic an remember it was a fine place to work , I ended up leaving due to moving locations.
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great people
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Hagersville, ON14 March 2018
Working for The Beer Store you are sure to meet some amazing people. Great working environment as its almost social once you get to know your coworkers and regular customers
Pros
awesome coworkers
Cons
short hours, bad smells
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great place to work
Cashier/Stock (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 March 2018
The only issue i had was the lack of hours available. Other than that, the work was good. The average duties one has to do such as, cashier responsibilities, stock, and empty stock, were easy to do.
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Good starting job, but that's it
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 March 2018
You'll gain lots of experience fast by enduring a lot of hardships. It's a sink or swim mentality at first. Once you get the hang of things, it's all second nature.
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